from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One, such as a highly polished metallic surface or a virtuoso performer, that sparkles.
  • n. Informal A diamond.
  • n. A firework that burns slowly and gives off a shower of sparks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hand-held firework that emits sparks.
  • n. A gem or ornament that sparkles.
  • n. A sparkling wine.
  • n. A tiger beetle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who scatters; esp., one who scatters money; an improvident person.
  • n. One who, or that which, sparkles.
  • n. A tiger beetle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thing which or a person who sparkles; that which or one who gives off scintillations, as of light, beauty, or wit: often applied specifically to gems, especially the diamond.
  • n. One of various species of tiger-beetles (Cicindela): so called in allusion to their shining or sparkling appearance when running in the sunshine. See cuts under Cicindela.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a firework that burns slowly and throws out a shower of sparks
  • n. diamonds


sparkle +‎ -er (Wiktionary)



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